HEAR, Record it on your HEAR

Record it on your HEAR: The Gold Award

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The Gold Award is one of the Additional Recognised Activities you can record on your HEAR. So what does it involve and what do you get out of it?


Are you aware of your strengths and weaknesses? Do you know what you want to do in the future? Have you ever reflected on your experiences?

If you are interested to know more about yourself and find answers to these questions, get on board with the Gold Award this year. Through the Gold Award, you improve your skills, increase your self-awareness and become part of an enthusiastic group of students who want to challenge themselves and become better.

So what’s the Gold Award really about?

In short, it’s a personal and professional development programme that helps you to reflect on your experiences and develop the skills you are gaining from co-curricular activities. You can think of it as a ‘Journey’ with a couple of stops that encourage you to think about where you are and what you want to do next. If you complete a personal development record, log 40 hours of co-curricular activities (part-time work, volunteering, mentoring…), attend 4 workshops of your choice, create a LinkedIn profile, submit a creative piece of work and finally, do a presentation in front of a panel you become a GOLD AWARD ACHIEVER!

We will provide you with support

We will guide you on your Gold Award Journey and help you to find new opportunities for your development. We support you but it’s you who makes decisions and takes responsibility for the next steps. You will be amazed what you can do and how self-confident you can become!

‘this year has been the most successful one I have had so far during university’. Gold Award Achiever 2014-15

Make this academic year the most successful one for you!

How do I sign up this year?

If you want to sign up for the Award this academic year, find out more about all elements of the scheme, meet the Gold Award Coordinator, get to know other interested students and make the first step on YOUR Gold Award journey come to any of these three Introductory Gold Award Workshops:

1 October 12-2pm – RHB 307, 6 October 3-5pm – PSH 305 and 8 October 1-3pm – RHB 356

When you become a Gold Award Achiever in 2015-16, to get it added to your HEAR, just let Katarina know that you would like it recorded on your HEAR before 30th June and we will do the rest!


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